Forced Encounter (Kongo in the Rear Mirror)

by Per Wetterstrand

The game portrays the war in Kongo 1961 and the consequences it had for four Swedish soldiers that were part of it. Per was inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1902), Jonas Waern's Katanga (1980), Claes Löfgren's Fredsknektarna (Squires of Peace) (1990) and numerous from newspaper archives and his own experiences of the downside of life.

Even though it may mean nothing to you, several of the Jeepers had one of their top gaming experiences with this game at its premier at Borås' Gaming Convention in 2000.

4 players, 1 game master
3-5 hours
Capsule definition:
Flashbacks, Kongo, accidental meetings, christmas
Borås' Gaming Convention, 2000